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Student Authors

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  • Be a part of the global research community
  • Gain recognition of scholarly achievement
  • Protect your intellectual property
  • Generate income
  • Access discounted author products and services

Why be included?

Student Author

Be a part of the global research community — Increase your profile and career opportunities within your discipline and in multidisciplinary fields of study by ensuring your works are part of the conversation.

Gain recognition of scholarly achievement — Improve publishing opportunities through increased exposure and demonstrated usage of your work. Your dissertation will be indexed in Google Scholar and relevant subject indexes such as PsycINFO, MLA or IET Inspec to maximize your exposure.

Protect your intellectual property — You always retain the copyright to your work as ProQuest is a non-exclusive publisher; PQDT is also used for prior art and patent application research, strengthening your IP protection.

Generate income — 10% of Royalties are paid to all authors who set up an account and keep contact information current.

Access discounted author products and services — Receive special promotional pricing to promote your research and commemorate your accomplishments.


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Direct Submissions

If your institution doesn’t submit, you can submit your dissertation directly to ProQuest along with proof of degree. Electronic Direct Submission can be completed here.

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Content Articles

The Advising Relationship

You can help your advisor be the best advisor for you; someone who will allow you to complete your dissertation and flourish as a professional.

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Committee Selection

Learn techniques and strategies to help you select a dissertation committee.

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Thesis Topic Selection

Sonja Foss and William Waters, authors of "Destination Dissertation: A Traveler's Guide to a Done Dissertation," share best practices for selecting a thesis topic.

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Writing Your Dissertation or Thesis

Examine two key strategies for writing a dissertation or thesis more effectively: fast writing and slow revising.

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How to Get it Done

Tips for staying focused and organized while writing your dissertation

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Defending Your Dissertation

Breaking down the components of solid dissertation defense; the preparation, the defense, and the follow-up.

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Submitting Your Dissertation

The process of having your dissertation reviewed and approved.

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